Biden Gets Caught in a Lie After Claiming He Met With Parkland Shooting Victims as Vice President

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Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that he met with the victims of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida while serving in office.

While speaking to reporters in Iowa on Saturday, Biden — the frontrunner of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020 — pulled his latest gaffe, claiming that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president” and that the lawmakers on Capitol Hill at the time of the shooting were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them.”

“They did not want to face it on camera,” he continued.

The 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School happened more than a year after Vice President Mike Pence took over his old position. Seventeen people had their lives taken in the attack.

An official with Biden’s presidential campaign claimed that the former vice president misspoke and that he was actually talking about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The vice president’s gaffe came as he was calling for the nation to change the way it thinks about gun ownership while speaking at the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund’s Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines.

His comments on the shooting are the latest in a series of flounders the 2020 Democratic frontrunner has pulled.

As IJR Red previously reported, Biden told some of his supporters this week that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” prompting a response from President Donald Trump, who said that the former vice president was not “playing with a full deck.”

“Joe is not playing with a full deck. He made that comment, I said, ‘Woah,’” said the president to reporters in the White House driveway on Monday. “This is not somebody you can have as your president, but if he got the nomination, I’d be thrilled.”

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WayHungLow
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WayHungLow

Since when does a Democratic candidate tell the truth?

George
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George

something about……..if his lips are moving……..

Walter Swartz
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Walter Swartz

This is an example of the mind of the left winger. They can tell mostly false stories ALL DAY LONG . . . . and if you don’t BELIEVE those stories . . . . something is actually wrong with YOU. They really DO think like this. This is good in a way, as it allows people to understand their make believe bull**** and learn to think for themselves.

Tom Bodine
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A total gaff prone buffoon in the early stages of dementia it appears.

Dave H
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It’s not lying- it’s senility. He really did see those kids. In his mind!

Charles
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Biden lied? What else is new? He lies all the time. A really strange event would be if he told the truth. He had to drop out of his previous Presidential bid because he was caught plagiarizing his opponent’s speeches. It was then discovered that he was almost kicked out of college for plagiarizing other’s work. He’s been saying that there were no scandals during the Obama admin. This recent lying is what happens when he tries to write his own material. He needs to get help from medical professionals, not become President.

Cherl
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Well, this was a strange gaffe by Biden. Every one gets confused or forgets occasionally but this one was a doozy. It happened just a little over a year ago. He needs someone to vet his speeches for facts. Second thought…. why bother? The media in general only covers it if President Trump does it.

Lynn
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LOL Hmmm, maybe he should be reading off cue cards instead of trying to “remember” what year he was Vice President? Everytime he opens his mouth he sounds like an idiot!

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